and Rapunzel syndrome should be considered as a differential diagnosis in young females who present with nonspecific symptoms, such as epigastric pain, fatigue and weight loss, and an epigastric mass.
The recovered foreign bodies from these ten cattle were potato, trichobezoars
two each and beetroot, carrot, food stuff (hay), part of the coconut one each (Table-1) (Fig.
is combination of two words "Trish" and "Bezoar".
Over a period of time, continuous ingestion of hair leads to the impaction of hair together with mucus and food, causing the formation of a trichobezoar
. In most cases, the trichobezoar
is confined within the stomach.
should be considered as differential diagnosis of abdominal pain in young psychiatric female patients.
At conventional radiography, the characteristic appearance of a gastric trichobezoar
is mottled soft-tissue opacity in the shape of a distended stomach.
with a long intestinal tail is known as Rapunzel syndrome, after the Grimm brothers' story in which the prince climbed into Rapunzel's tower using the tresses of her long hair.
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," Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, vol.
The diagnosis of a gastric trichobezoar
can be confirmed by radiography or endoscopy.
Th is can lead to a trichobezoar
or hairball forming in the intestines.
The Rapunzel syndrome is a very rare condition where trichobezoar
has extended up to the small bowel.